Border Patrol Agent killed after encountering suspects

RIO RICO, ARIZONA (KOLD) -  Tuesday night, Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was shot and killed after he encountered several suspects near Rio Rico, Ariz.

At least four suspects are in custody while one is still being pursued. Agent Terry's murder is a tragic reminder of the ever-present dangers U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, Air & Marine and Border Patrol agents face as they protect our nation's borders.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Terry family for their tragic loss," said CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin. "Our commitment to Agent Terry and his family is that we will do everything possible to bring to justice those responsible for this despicable act."

The incident investigation is being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office. More information will be made available as appropriate.

U.S Customs and Border Protection will continue to be resolute in our commitment to securing our Nation's borders while remembering all of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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